Competing loyalties in electoral reform: An analysis of the U.S. electoral college

  title={Competing loyalties in electoral reform: An analysis of the U.S. electoral college},
  author={S. G. Virgin},
  journal={Electoral Studies},
  • S. G. Virgin
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Electoral Studies
A central tenet in the electoral systems subfield is that parties, when in power and motivated by partisan interest, seek desired outcomes via the strategic adoption of electoral rules. Such a focus, however, omits a key point: electoral rules also distribute power among geographic units. If, within a party, the partisan and geographic interests of some members conflict, then the canonical relationship between partisanship and rule choice may be conditional. The U.S. electoral college provides… Expand
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